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June 2020

Summer Youth Writing Camp
June 22 @ 11:00 am

Are you a student that loves to write and wants to learn more? Whether you’re obsessed with poetry, plays, short stories, songwriting, or all of the above, The August Wilson Cultural Centers Third Annual Summer Youth Writers Camp wants you! August Wilson believed that our own voices and communities were essential to our art. Together we will look at some of Wilsons influences as well as our own as we explore our unique writing voice. Each day will be filled…

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July 2020

A(WAKE)NING
July 11 @ 3:00 pm

A performance by Ayana M. Evans and Tsedaye Makonnen in celebration of the exhibition I came by Boat so Meet me at the Beach. Organized by Kilolo Luckett, curator of Visual Arts. Evans and Makonnen will have a post-performance discussion with Caroline Hunter, educator and Inkwell Polar Bears leader, and Dominique Duroseau, architect and visual artist, moderated by Jessica Lanay, Literary Curator.

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AWCommunity Day: Summer Edition
July 18 @ 11:00 am

   WATCH HERE  11:00AM AWCommunity Day Begins 11:10AM Healthy Eats with Casa Brasil Keyla Cook, co-owner and chef Dish: Summer Salad 11:30AM UPMC Discussion Indea Herndon, Engagement & Inclusion Consultant for UPMC’s Center for Engagement and Inclusion will conduct an interview with Julius Boatwright, Founder and CEO of Steel Smiling. This interview will center around the origins of the organization, the importance of mental health for minority communities in the age of racial justice and COVID-19, as well as the…

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August 2020

AWAACC Battle of the DJs
August 22 @ 7:00 pm

AWAACC presents Battle of DJs is a virtual event that highlights Pittsburgh's finest DJs and all their incredible skills. Since the beginning of quarantine, the DJs have blazed a new path in the virtual entertainment space. But who reigns supreme? Our audience will decide in this March Madness style DJ battle featuring 8 of Pittsburgh’s premiere DJs. DJ Envy will be our special guest judge who will help crown a winner!

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October 2020

Lit Fridays: Special Event
October 15 @ 12:00 pm

Lit Fridays is a literary-focused, virtual salon presented by the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, featuring conversations and guest performances. *Special Presentation* Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month Oct 15 12p EST - Marisel Vera Marisel Vera is a Chicago writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. Through her work, Vera explores the particular burdens that Puerto Ricans, on the island and in the diaspora, carry as colonial subjects of the most powerful country in the world. Her latest novel, The Taste of…

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Dominic Chambers: Like the Shapes of Clouds on Water | Artist Talk
October 20 @ 6:00 pm

Join Dominic Chambers for a discussion about his artistic practice and current solo exhibition at the AWAACC. Dominic Chambers is a visual artist based in New Haven, CT. Chambers creates large-scale paintings and drawings that reference literary narratives cited in books, various mythologies, and African-American history. His current work is invested in exploring moments of contemplation and mediation through reading and leisure.

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AWCommunity Day: Fall Edition
October 24 @ 11:00 am

Barrels to Beethoven Ensemble: Live Performance UPMC Discussion: Indea Herndon with Dr. Camille Clarke-Smith Indea Herndon of UPMC’s Center For Engagement and Inclusion will conduct an interview with Dr. Camille Clarke-Smith, President & Executive Director of THAW, Inc. THAW, Inc. is an organization that improves the health and quality of life for African American Women and the communities they live in; through education and other interventions that promote health awareness and personal development. This interview will center around the origins…

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November 2020

Election Day : Go Vote!
November 3

Voting In-Person: Voting in person is largely the same as it has always been.  Polling places are the same as they would normally be, but it would be helpful to contact one’s county elections office or visit votespa.com to confirm one’s polling place.  A small number of polling places have changed as a result of COVID.  Voters who have mailed back their ballot may not vote in person. If they attempt to, they will be asked to vote by provisional…

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Dominic Chambers: Like the Shapes of Clouds on Water| Artist Talk
November 10 @ 6:00 pm

Join artists Dominic Chambers and Shikeith for a conversation about creating work that centers Black interior life, cultural memory, and joy. Shikeith is a conceptual artist working in installation, sculpture, photography, and film. His work explores the psychological landscape of Black masculinity and personhood.

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Summer Youth Writers Camp
November 14 @ 11:00 am

Youth Writers Camp curriculum addresses social justice issues during this current time while maintaining August Wilson’s literary legacy as a core objective. Youth Writers Camp focuses on creating a poetic monologue in the style and themes of Troy Maxson in Fences (or in imitation of other characters across Wilson’s plays). Time is allotted for discussions, readings, writing and share out! Please join us for another impactful writing experience with Cameron Barnett and the August Wilson African American Cultural Center. Youth…

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